Best of Beauty 2021 - MAKEUP

by 13.1.22


Here is a best of makeup jumbo post! This took a while to create in between all the thousand projects that I am working on at the moment haha! I have to apologise from the start for the state of all these products. These are heavily loved and used. They look partially very beaten up haha! A great indication that I truly love these ;)

Let's start!


Revlon Colorstay Foundation is the shade 180 for oily/combination skin.
I photographed a different bottle, because mine was looking sooooo grubby.... My skin is a bit on the dry side at the moment. As I am typing this, I actually used this bottle today. That heater air and cold outside is making my skin crackle....
I have been using this for years and still love it! In the summer time I add a bit of shade 330 to match the tan on my body.

Tarte Shape Tape 29 N Light Medium
Great superstar concealer that knows how to conceal my dark circles and monthly little friends...

Nars Creamy Concealer 'Custard'
I almost wrote Mustard haha! That would be a tad bit too yellow for me ;) Great concealer with a less thick consistency than the TST. A long time fav as well, not just 2021 ;)

Stila Convertible 'Camelia'
I love cream blushes as a base for my powder blush. It makes them last longer. My cheeks are dry and blush is always the first to disappear from my face ;)  I have a couple of shades from the convertibles. You can use them on the cheeks and on the lips as well. Like this you create a great synergy. I always match my lips and blush ;)

Charlotte Tilbury 'First Love'
Don't these blushes look like a certain body part? Who cares haha! This is the perfect muted bronzy mauvy peach that I have repurchased a couple of times. It is hard to empty a powder blush, but I did with this one ;) I dropped it and had to repress it a bit. Still works like a charm!

Laura Mercier Translucent setting powder
I had to photograph this upside down, because it is one of the grubby looking ones haha! Already have a back up in my closet. A true classic, loved by many makeup artist. I love to set my t-zone with this and do a little baking in case I have heavy break outs. 

MAC COSMETICS Studio Fix Powder shade NC20
This I have been buying over and over again for at least 10 years.... I used to buy the wrong color. NW stands for cool and NC for warm... Yeah, I know. Doesn't make any sense haha! 
I use this to set my concealer for under my eyes and on some areas that need a bit more coverage.

By Terry Hyaloronic Hydra Powder
Elize gave me that final push to buy this hyped powder. It made her skin look so flawless that I just had to get it. Don't regret it at all. It is more target at dry skin, but I like to powder my face with this before taking photos or video. It just gives the skin a lovely even veil of perfection. On me, it lasts only very short due to the fact that I have combination skin.

MAC COSMETICS Mineralize Skin Finish 'Soft and Gentle'
One of the first high end highlighters that I bought. I made a little deal with myself, that I have to use up the highlighters that I own.... before even thinking about getting new ones haha! I used this all year and even though it doesn't look like I used much, the bulge has become flatter haha.


MAC COSMETICS Brow pencil in 'Strawberry Blonde' Fluidline Brow Gel Creme in 'Dirty Blonde'
These are the best shades for me as a red head with a warm skin tone. The brow gel creme is discontinued... I manage to still buy two at a Douglas far far away.... in Karlsruhe haha

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow gel
The best in my opinion, but overpriced...

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette
I mainly use two colours from this palette; luscious and puree. I am debating about depotting them into a smaller palette. I would really want to get some from Artist Kit Company ;) If anyone from the US could help me with that, I would be forever grateful :)

Nui Cosmetics '5 Harata'
Such a stunning and unique bronze color! It is a great one and done eyeshadows that compliments all eyeshades.

Clinique Chubby Stick '04 Ample Amber'
From all the cream stick eyeshadows that I own, this one has been the most used. A dear friend of mine, who is a makeup artist, asked me what I was wearing on my eyes. If a MUA friend asks what you are wearing, it is their way of giving you a compliment haha!

Charlotte Tilbury Super Nudes Easy Eye Palette
This I always pack in my makeup travel bag. It creates the most beautiful smokey eyes. Whenever I was wearing smokey eyes lately, I always used this palette. The shades are very pigmented and super easy to blend. I have one for myself and one in my makeup kit for clients. I love that it is tiny and super efficient.

Natasha Denona Mini Star Palette
Got this palette after the makeup artist on the set of 'the Skeleton Key' used this on me. Love all the shades and that you get so much value for your money. These mini palettes are a great way to get into the brand without spending too much money ;) From the three minis that I own, this one I use the most and always take with me when I travel

This I love to use as a liner, but also as an eyeshadow base or even eyeshadow. It is a cult product from MAC. 

CLINIQUE 'Pretty Easy Liquid Eyeliner Pen'
Great for super black and super precise liner looks.

L'Oréal Paris 'Perfect Slim Liner in Brown'
This has been one of my favourite ways to line my eyes. Brown liner will still give great definition to the eyes, without being too much in your face. Pun intended ;)

Charlotte Tilbury 'The Supernudes duo Liner'
This saved my ass when I was tight for time and had to create a smokey cat eye in 5 minutes.... This always comes with me in case I will run into a similar situation. So easy to blend out. Great product!

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Waterproof Mascara is missing in these photos, but that has mainly been the one mascara that I have been using.


From left to right;)

LH Cosmetics Fantastick 'Famous'
I have gone through a couple of bullets of these already. Great on it's own, or as a base for another lipstick.

Bobbi Brown Crushed Jelly Shine Lipstick 'Honey'
One of my holy grail lipsticks of 2021. Such a beautiful rusty rose lipstick. Super comfortable on the lips and so hydrating.

L'Oréal Paris Color Riche '115 Rouge Corail'
Influenced by a friend to buy this lipstick. Unfortunately, I had to get it on amazon because it is sold out/discontinued/not available in Germany. A beautiful orange red. Super glossy and comfortable on the lips. 

Charlotte Tilbury Superstar Lipstick 'Everlasting Kiss'
My most used lipstick of 2021. I have purchased way too many of these.... because I can't have enough of these. My lips but better and plumper. You have to try this lipstick range. I love everything about it! I love the bullet, so small.

Charlotte Tilbury Supernudes matt 'Catwalking'
My favorite matt nude lipstick of the moment. Great for pale red heads with a warm undertone in the skin. 

I hope that you liked my Best of 2021 'Makeup' edition. My hands hurt from typing haha!
Let me know what your favorite products are and if you also own any of these products that I showed in the post ;)


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